After a successful legislative session distinguished by conservative accomplishments, Republican State Representative Trent Ashby announced he will seek re-election to Texas House District 9 to build on the momentum gained toward securing the border and cutting property taxes. Texas House District 9 includes the entirety of Angelina, Houston, Polk, San Augustine, Trinity and Tyler Counties.
“I’m very proud to have helped secure a monumental $5.1 billion investment in border security to take the fight to Biden’s open border policies,” said Rep. Ashby. “At the same time, we cut property and business taxes by $18 billion – setting a record for the largest state tax cut in American history. We also expanded rural broadband access and passed a long-needed cost-of-living increase for our retired teachers. It’s the honor of a lifetime to represent the folks of House District 9, and I’m committed to continuing to provide effective and conservative leadership to ensure our rural family values drive Texas forward.”
Rep. Ashby announces his re-election with broad support from elected officials across the district. A small sample includes:
Keith Wright, Angelina County Judge
Jim Lovell, Houston County Judge
Sydney Murphy, Polk County Judge
Jeff Boyd, San Augustine County Judge
Danny Martin, Trinity County Judge
Doug Page, Former Trinity County Judge
Tom Selman, Angelina County Sheriff
Kenneth Hammack, Fmr. Polk County Sheriff
Byron Lyons, Polk County Sheriff
Robert Cartwright, San Augustine County Sheriff
Bryan Weatherford, Tyler County Sheriff
Mark Hicks, Mayor of Lufkin
Judy Cochran, Mayor of Livingston
Rep. Ashby serves as Chairman of the influential Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee and on the critical Select Committee on Educational Opportunity & Enrichment, which was charged with reviewing education policy solutions in advance of the forthcoming Special Session. In his capacity as a member of the powerful Transportation Committee, Rep. Ashby led the fight for infrastructure project funding for Deep East Texas communities.
Ashby has earned a distinction as an advocate for teachers and rural education. As a graduate of Henderson High School, he remains grateful for his public school education and is committed to paying it forward. Being raised on a dairy farm and cattle operation, he’s passionate about supporting rural communities and those who make their living off the land.
Today, Trent is Senior Vice President for VeraBank. He and his wife, Nickie, live in Lufkin where they raised their two sons — Garin and Grant — who are both in college. Prior to being elected to the Legislature, Ashby served as President of the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees. Both he and Nickie are very active in their community and attend Harmony Hill Baptist Church.